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Indians select LHP Kenny Matthews in seventh round of MLB Draft


In the 7th round (201st overall) the Indians selected LHP Kenny Mathews from Riverside City College in Riverside, California.

The 6'3', 200-pound lefty began his college career at Cal State Fullerton before transferrring to Riverside City College prior to his senior season. Matthews, 19, appeared in 12 games/9 starts for the Riverside Tigers going 3-1 with a 1.23 ERA (8 ER/58.1 IP) wih 52 strikeouts compared to just 2 walks. He limited opposing batters to a .228 average against and allowed just 8 extra base hits.

Went 5-4 with a 1.24 ERA (80 SO, 7 BB) in 62.0 innings as a senior at Diamond Bar High School and was selected in the 12th round of the First-Year-Player Draft in 2011 by the New York Mets.

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